|Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic - TED.com|
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; depression; mental health; youth; TEDxYouth@Manchester; 2013
|Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer - TED.com|
Most 12-year-olds love playing videogames -- Thomas Suarez taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps like "Bustin Jeiber," a whack-a-mole game, he is now using his skills to help other kids become developers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; education; entertainment; technology; youth; TEDxManhattanBeach; 2011
|Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor - TED.com|
Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 17, he takes the TED stage at short notice to tell (the short version of) his story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; energy; science; technology; youth; 2012
|Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20 - TED.com|
Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; youth; TED2013; 2013
|Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - TED.com|
Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; gender; medicine; youth; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself - TED.com|
“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; activism; disability; mind; youth; TEDMED 2014; 2014
|McKenna Pope: Want to be an activist? Start with your toys - TED.com|
McKenna Pope's younger brother loved to cook, but he worried about using an Easy-Bake Oven -- because it was a toy for girls. So at age 13, Pope started an online petition for the American toy company Hasbro to change the pink-and-purple color scheme on the classic toy and incorporate boys into its TV marketing. In a heartening talk, Pope makes the case for gender-neutral toys and gives a rousing call to action to all kids who feel powerless.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; toy; youth; TEDYouth 2013; 2013
|Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code - TED.com|
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; children; computers; education; parenting; technology; youth; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film - TED.com|
Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; children; culture; education; film; storytelling; youth; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism - TED.com|
For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; business; entrepreneur; global issues; innovation; peace; violence; youth; TEDCity2.0; 2013
|Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included - TED.com|
What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; bees; biology; children; collaboration; insects; science; youth; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists - TED.com|
“The world needs you, badly,” begins celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life. (Filmed at TEDMED.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; education; failure; math; science; storytelling; student; success; youth; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics - TED.com|
Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; engineering; innovation; invention; play; youth; TEDYouth; 2011
|Colin Powell: Kids need structure - TED.com|
How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends and relatives to support children from before they even get to primary school, through community and a strong sense of responsibility. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; culture; education; parenting; student; youth; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2012
|Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out - TED.com|
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; entertainment; fashion; feminism; tedx; youth; TEDxTeen; 2012
|Award-winning teen-age science in action - TED.com|
In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. At TEDxWomen Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah described their extraordinary projects-- and their route to a passion for science.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; cancer; medicine; pollution; science; youth; 2011
|Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain - TED.com|
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; neuroscience; science; youth; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Teenaged boy wonders play bluegrass - TED.com|
Brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone are The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, a trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity. Did we mention they're all under 16?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; live music; performance; wunderkind; youth; TED@New York; 2012
|Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria - TED.com|
Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade plastic -- specifically by breaking down phthalates, a harmful plasticizer. They found an answer surprisingly close to home.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; bacteria; biology; plastic; pollution; science; youth; TED2013; 2013
|Henry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away - TED.com|
In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair award winner, we can learn quite a lot about scientific mysteries in our own world and galaxy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; physics; science; space; universe; youth; TEDYouth 2013; 2013
|Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing cities from failing - TED.com|
Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward these “fragile cities,” super-fast-growing places where infrastructure is weak and government often ineffective...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; cities; global issues; violence; war; youth; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family - TED.com|
Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; culture; engineering; parenting; software; youth; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Kitra Cahana: Stories of the homeless and hidden - TED.com|
As a young girl, photojournalist Kitra Cahana dreamed about running away from home to live freely on the road. Now as an adult and self-proclaimed vagabond, she follows modern nomads into their homes -- boxcars, bus stops, parking lots, rest stop bathrooms -- giving a glimpse into a culture on the margins.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; art; global issues; journalism; photography; youth; TED2014; 2014
|Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives - TED.com|
When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking -- they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; health; youth; TED2012; 2012
|Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages - TED.com|
Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges -- so why are they still so ubiquitous? Georgette Mulheir gravely describes the tragedy of orphanages and urges us to end our reliance on them, by finding alternate ways of supporting children in need.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; children; culture; parenting; psychology; social change; youth; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
|Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison - TED.com|
At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others' lives. But what about girls whose fathers can't be there -- because they're in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance. (Filmed at TEDxWomen)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; children; dance; parenting; social change; women; youth; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors - TED.com|
Taylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. Wilson, who has won backing to create a company to realize his vision, explains why he's so excited about his innovative design for small modular fission reactors -- and why it could be the next big step in solving the global energy crisis.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; innovation; nuclear energy; physics; science; technology; youth; TED2013; 2013